As most other people we choose to walk Besseggen from Memurubu to Gjendesheim. The views from the ridge, in all directions, are breathtaking and unique and we can surely understand why this trail has reched a kind of cult status. The difficulty of the Besseggen lies between walking and climbing and often gets defined as climbing grade 1 or scambling. One thing is sure: You will have to take your hands out of your pockets and use them! Emelie and I took our time and walked the distance in 6-7 hours. The day after we took the boat once more and ran the lower trail along the lake. Both are worth a visit!
The walk over Besseggen is one of the most popular mountain hikes in Norway. About 30,000 people walk this trip each year.
The area has the largest concentration of mountains higher than 2,000 metres in Northern Europe, and offers some of the continent’s most spectacular hiking – with everything from short strolls to multi day hut to hut epics.
The main season for Besseggen is July and August and the first weekend in September.
The record time of 1 hour 16 minutes and 48 seconds from 1963 still holds today.